Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Graffiti improves advertisement

Oh heck, graffiti almost always improves advertising. Minor quibble: There's only one real "nickname" in the graffiti. It woulda been funnier if the person had written Bub, Tuck, Snapper, Clubber and Twinkles. [Click on picture to enlarge.]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"________ sprawl"

I thought it was "suburban sprawl."

I think that's what it's been called since the '60s. But more and more I'm seeing it called "urban sprawl." Wikipedia redirects searches for "suburban sprawl" to "urban sprawl."

Guess I like the term "suburban sprawl" for two reasons. I like the alliteration and I think suburbs are more sprawly than urban areas.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Nice little drawing

I was looking at the bottom of my camera and I saw a drawing there I hadn't noticed until today. A drawing showing how to load in the four AA batteries. It's really a nice little drawing. It's about 3/8-inch wide (about 9mm).

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Ban these phrases

Getting a jump on the year-end lists of phrases that should be banned.

"Well and truly." Use only if you want to sound like a hopeless sci-fi/comic book fanboy. Or has this phrase been banned already?

"Reaching across the aisle." If it's not in reference to grabbing for a box of cornflakes at the supermarket, please don't use this phrase.

"That's three minutes of my life I'll never get back." Usually written in the comment section of a YouTube video. To which I say, is that including the time it took to compose your comment?

[UPDATE: Just one more.] "Damn . . . just damn." and "Wow. . . just wow." I say, just stop.

Brainstorm idea: Probably the best way for me to stop getting worked up about these phrases would be for me to stop reading comments on the Internet.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008